[eDebate] Participant Consensus

Michael Kloster kloster
Sun Dec 23 13:23:45 CST 2007

In the spirit of Participant Consensus, friendly amendments are welcome.

In a backchannel I had suggested a new category of "consensus points"
which could be used as the first category in seeding after win / loss
(ahead of speaker points).

Bonus speaker points have also been suggested.

Michael Kloster

Shawn Whalen wrote:
> A better system - 3 points for a win given by judge, 0 points for loss given
> by judge, 2 points for a win that is negotiated, 1 point for a loss that is
> negotiated.
> sw
> -----Original Message-----
> From: edebate-bounces at ndtceda.com [mailto:edebate-bounces at ndtceda.com] On
> Behalf Of Michael Kloster
> Sent: Saturday, December 22, 2007 6:12 PM
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> Subject: [eDebate] Participant Consensus
> What would you think if after each debate round the participants had 15
> minutes to discuss the round and come to a consensus on who won? If they
> came to a consensus, the winner would be awarded a 1.5 round win and the
> loser would get a .5 round loss. In other words each team would get a
> half round bonus for coming to a consensus. If no consensus was reached
> the judge would render a decision.
> In the history of competitive debate has there already been
> experimentation with such a concept?
> Michael Kloster
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